Coral-copia! Great News at Great Barrier Reef- superb spawning season 2021 plus generous support from Billie Eilish #Cairns #Australia

Marine biologist, (Gareth) “Phillips said conditions have to be just right for the reef to erupt — it only happens at night, several days after a full moon, the ocean must be calm and water temperatures above 26 degrees for a full month.”

Kristy Sexton-McGrath, “Great Barrier Reef Explodes with Life…“. ABC. 11/23/2021

The Great Barrier Reef coral spawning event was captured on film by scientists off the coast of Cairns overnight. (Supplied: Calypso Productions) – one of the photos accompanying the article

“…This spawning event is another sign that the reef is recovering, it is not all doom and gloom for the reef, it is looking amazing and it is very encouraging to see it bouncing back.”

As quoted in article by Kristy Sexton-McGrath for ABC

Read the article, Sexton-McGrath, Kristy. “Great Barrier Reef explodes with life during spectacular coral spawning”. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). November 23, 2021. & view more pictures here

Billie Eilish on it –

Gil Kaufman. “Billie Eilish Teams With Coral Watch to Support Great Barrier Reef Conservation: The singer lent her song ‘Ocean Eyes’ to the campaign to save coral.” Billboard. 11/22/2021

Visitors to Gloucester from Other Countries


Couple from Ireland, they came to attend a friend’s wedding


Family from Australia, young man on the left found some meteorite racks on Pavillion Beach.


Delightful couple from Germany (Deutschland)


Family from Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.


This couple from Netherlands (Holland) were headed to the Cape Ann Museum 

Gloucester Tourist from Harrisburg PA Via Australia

IMG_2968Ron and his lovely wife from Harrisburg Pennsylvania, stopped by to pick up 20 lobsters at Rockport Lobster Company,  before heading back home.   Ron recently visited Australia, and  picked up a “CROCODILE GANDHI” hat made from Kangaroo hide. 

During their stay in Gloucester they watched Captain Muniz from the F/V Lily off load a tuna yesterday, they were hoping to pick up the Tuna Head to take back home as well; however it was long gone.

A most enjoyable encounter with Ron and his wife. 



Sarah and Carol Cafasso Represent in Australia and New Zealand!

FOB Valerie Marino writes-

Hi Joey,
Sarah Cafasso is serving in the Peace Corps on a remote island in the Philippines. Her mom Carol arranged for them to meet in New Zealand and spend the holidays in Australia. They did not forget to bring "homie" with them! Sarah has one more year left in Southern Leyte, Hinundayen, Philippines, helping the community protect and utilize their fishing resources. Her vacation was much needed and well deserved. Here are a few shots with the GMG stickah! Thanks!